The second third begins with the addition of some dry earth. At an inch in, the dark wood, mustiness and dry earth are all even, with the black pepper slightly behind. The retrohale is musty dark wood and dry earth. At an inch and a quarter, the dry earth takes a slight lead in the profile and has a long finish creating a dry profile overall. At an inch and three quarters, the musty dark wood and dry earth are back to even, with the black pepper light in the background. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.